Amazing! Run to Remember raises £33,030 for COPS

Posted on October 14, 2014 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Run to remember cheque

A TREMENDOUS £33,030 cheque has been presented to Care of Police Survivors as a result of the “Run to Remember” in memory of PC Nicola Hughes.

Nicola’s father Bryn, is pictured (left) presenting the cheque to COPS President Denis Gunn (right) and Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of her force Greater Manchester Police, and a COPS Trustee (centre). The Run to Remember saw participants run two miles a day for 125 days in memory of PC Hughes.

The marathon event – organised by Bryn and PC Hughes’s step mother Nat – began on December 1 2013 and ended on April 4 2014.

Across the UK, the Run to Remember saw some 1,800 police officers, community support officers and members of police staff sign up for the run.

And the police officers and staff who took part in the “Run to Remember” raised money for charities the North West Police Benevolent Fund, Victim Support and Care of Police Survivors.

Denis said: “It was with much pleasure I received the cheque on behalf of COPS. My most sincere thanks to Bryn Hughes and the Trustees of Nicola’s Memorial Fund as well as everybody involved in raising this amazing sum.”

Bryn described the turnout and determination of runners as “amazing” and the level of support from participants as “overwhelming”.

He added: “I wanted to do something positive to remember Nicola by. The biggest motivation is making sure people remember Nicola and remember what sort of person she was.”

PC Hughes died in 2012 alongside colleague PC Fiona Bone.

 

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